Pro-marriage advocates in the Bay Area are excited to welcome their new Archbishop this Thursday. Our own Brian Brown was interviewed by the New York Times on his thoughts:
“It’s great for the church, and it’s great for San Francisco that he’ll be archbishop,” said Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, one of the many groups that campaigned for Proposition 8. “He’s a real leader on this issue.”
In 2007, Bishop Cordileone, who was auxiliary bishop in San Diego at the time, led an effort to put what would become Proposition 8 on the ballot, Mr. Brown said.
“I don’t know whether it would have gotten on the ballot in the first place,” he said. “So he was very indispensable.”
As the chairman of the defense of marriage subcommittee, Bishop Cordileone has written that marriage should be limited to the union between a man and a woman because “marriage has been and should remain a child-centered institution.”